When Elon Musk isn’t bathing in all the money he has as the richest known man in the world, he’s making the stonks meme a reality by literally rising the stocks of video game company Bandai Namco with just one The Idol Master tweet. At this point, Musk is just rejecting every known economic reality and substituting it with his own interests, of which anime culture is just one of many.
Pictured: The richest man in the world and his Tweet (Meme: Daryl Harding)
No joke, even Senior Editor at Bloomberg Japan Gearoid Reidy is citing Musk’s tweet as the reasoning behind Bandai Namco’s stock rise today on the Japanese stock market. Stock in Bandai Namco has been steadily rising throughout 2020 as video games (plus ventures in anime) remained as one of the only reliable industries throughout the pandemic but saw dips during the holiday period in late December.
This Elon Musk tweet of an Idolmaster character is being cited for lifting shares in Bandai Namco today
— Gearoid Reidy (@GearoidReidy) January 13, 2021
Musk’s tweet has made the stock rebound to just shy of 9,400 yen per share. While lower than Bandai Namco’s peak in early December 2020 at just over 9,600 yen per share, this amount is still higher than Bandai Namco has ever seen in the history of the company since Bandai and Namco merged in 2005.
Hey you …
Yeah you Queen …
You’re gonna make it! ???????? pic.twitter.com/LrqdIrbIyd
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 12, 2021
Clearly, Musk has great taste in Idolmaster girls, with the tweet consisting of an image of THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS‘s Sachiko Koshimizu, known as the “pure” idol type to fans of the franchise.
Now, I wonder which Re:ZERO girl the Tesla and Space X CEO prefers, Rem, Emilia, or Echidna…?
Sources: Gearoid Reidy on Twitter, Google Stocks
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.
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